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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta RUSSIAN DUMA OVE______ IN JAIL; CZARJIAY ABDICAT Civilians and Soldiers Joity-in Revolt in Petrograd-Duma Appoints Committee to Provisional Govt.-People Finally Victorious inL6ng Struggle Ending in Revolt .Announces Towns Army llctreiitinff From Mesoiioliimia in cr of lieiiiff Cut Off by, Complete Success. Pclrof-nid, vir. London, March IS.-Thc Turks are in relrra on Ihc' Caucasus fronl, pursued by Ihc Hussim.s, Ihc win- olhce fimionnces. KeniK.nsl.nl. has been captured. 'Ihe iinuiHiiiceincn follows' "III Ihc direclion of SaUUix, our troops, rclrcaliiiRTurks, arc approaching toward Hanii. of Hi.imidan, al'lej- an obstinate battle InslniK troops look possession of Ihc lown of Ucrmunsliali. is UK- first word received from ll.r.f soiivo since Ihc ollicinl slaternenl oh Monday.- h- blllc'lnl slalcmenl indicates a vigorous Hu-JSian rtllciisne on a Skier front in Persia been he caplui'C vliicli is nlion cighly niiles so of Ilnmailiiii, reported unofficially irom London JTS oid.. The iown id'eircd lo as Burnt probably is Hand., 1 JO miles nortl.wesl of and only about ten n.des Iron. Ihc Turkish bonier. It is well In the north of tlu, lintel, ni-inj, .Inroaled by Ihc llrilish in Mesopotamia, which may be cut oft if Ihe, Huss'ian advance continues. London, Mar. 15, (5.30 A successful revolution has taksn place in Russia. The reactionary party has 'ocen overthrown. Reports from Petrcgrad Gjate jhat the duma, backed hy the army, hao succeeded In overthrow- ing the fjcvcrnnient completely. The rcvolulion centered in Pr.lra-' grad and Moscow. Prominent ft- actioi'ariss, Including. Pre- mier Sturmer end M. ProtonoK, minister of interior, have been im- prisoned. The government IE row In the hands of a committee of Garris-ms'al Petrograd anil Mos- cow v.ent over in a body the revolutionists. The ol the dynasty has been lilt unset- Had thus far. It Is reported there Is a possibility of Ihe abdication of Emoercr Nicholas, who v.ould be succeeded by the Crown- Prince, with the Grand Duke Nich- olas acting as regent. .Another Report ncrlln, March Hierc haa been ,a Buccesslill levolll- accoirhiiK lo Hi" Over, :eas Sown Agtnts; the ulliclal nan proes bureau. Thf follov.-iiiB aniiomicpiiicill was Riven out today hy iHc IKTVS iigrnty: Tlie following was issued ill I'elrn- (jr.ld on March "1-i aooul llm sucress- [ul Russian revolution: The f.npula- lion 'of Pclroerad, Incensed hi1 tho illBOrgalllziilluil cif Hie trans- port HervlfCB, hail been Irritated for iQim lime against Hie Kovorumenl. Tlid jinm.ilD.tlon ihoW tlie government 1 The stopped, anil also II but to continue I La meeting., and Im-! dcmonslratlons. rnrdinlcly instituted an executive com-1 initleb presided over by M. lloilzian- ko president of .tho iluma. Tint com Illittca lo be a 1110- visional government, ami issued the following appeal: 'Considering th" dtiliculdcs in rceaul lu ilomtstii: l-jn- (iiiillly which are due In Ihe policy m Ihu former government, (lie c.vccutivo committee of the dunia feels com IiclIeJ lo tnke irablic order in its nivn hnnds. Fully conscious of Hie rcspon- 'siWlHy from Ihia decision. Ihc committte jiresscs Iho certainty Ilia! the population and army will icnil .Iheir assistance for the difficulties or 'treating: the new government London Comment Mnrcll silence In liubala is Ihe common topk ot discussion, nnno nl the newspaper, speculate on Ihe subject wilh the ex ceiilion o( the Mail. This paper re calls the (roubles already rciordei and llic sudden suspension of the slons ol the dunia and council of tli empire1. Much Exaggerated A Stockholm Icltgram quotes prominent Swedish engineer name Hdstroeni, who lell I'etrogrid on l-'i (lay, as sayinu that rcpnm ot oil breaks in Ilimia whlrii nave appcarc mliciilions (if Genera! Guns lowing Close On lineiny's Gibbs Des- cribes Conditions Worse Tlnin "Absinllie Dream of Hell." London, Mnrcll 15. -The belief now c-xisls in London Kit (fmi'ans have tilrca.Ly evncmiletl Baiwunie. and arc falling lo Hie lliiiclcnbui'B line :il Lcns-S s Iwsleni'tl bv arlillL-ry pursnil. Al I (melon March 15 Hrigatlici- General F e British Gov't Offers For Our Wheat; Refused 'win accept the wishes ot the people Questions of Marketing and ae- .inll conndcncc. The curing of Reserves executive. Ottawa, Mar. Is IcarncJ here thai tho Canadlarl- council of agricul- ture Tslilcll Is in session at Rcsma in conncctioK with the.possible desire of the llrllls'li goyeriiincnt to-purchase the 'surplus-wheni :crop from Canada 'for Ihc-current, year, has expressed Hie opIuioiilhaLS minimum price of Jl.oO lind'Uiii Triaximum price of 51.110 for No 1 N'or.'at Winnipeg should be llx- cd, or'failinB Ihal, a flat price of 5170 ori-llic'sarao basis .at 1 nrL tt II- linm would'be eallsfaclorj-. Oilier i-radcs down from No. 1 Nor. would he valued; according to miHins; ,and Dak- InB tests, i'lie price offered liy Ihe goycrlmeiil. it is understood, Jl.30.ner bushel tor No. 1 Nor. In this connection it'Is pointed out hero that Iho tnrplns crop ot Austra- 'lla for 1917 Ins already been purchas- ed hy Ihc lirltisli government and the Australian farmer has received the enuivalcnl of some, {l.lli to S1.IC for bis wheat. In comparison, therefore, Arc-Discussed was in full revolution, aild upon the iirmy coniplctely united wilh the H arrested all minis of Trade build's for their annual co [liability of-installing machine shears Contingencies in view are as to the iluraljon of thn war ami what al Ihr; Coarad plant. lalkcd this morning are very ortirois would he (hc'.crrect pt Iho stoppage of war on prices of foodstuffs during the year Anolhcr factorJn tlie case isilll; U4U1 lllt the transporlalipn which now so far jthis yuar. J. eKoils are concerned, I frorn M _tlook for Ihc hulubtrj LJ rcacock has lust come i pjcputy frorn Montana where he purchas- 1 Ihe committee Issued proclamations to the population 10 troops, railroads and banks, asking Iheir usual activities, chosen by the y urnnshi k.nvjjvi> committee for provisional man- grower sold as commercial enoils are concernuu, i from Montana wneru nu [inma commiiieu iui i- at a minimum across the Atlantic icli tt yam] of 2SOO which he is hrinjlng .sgoment of the Pctrograd-lelcBrapluc and will probably conlimle during and lacrDSS (he line shortly, lie also pur- agency. (This probably refers Ip Ihc for some time aflcr the sluppase on chased a band from Ray Knight yes- semi-official liussian news agencies.) ____ nf fl larpc ,A_.Tn.. Pmfnflr slfllps lhal CI1C n n II nprnrtcd Stockholm, via Berlin and wireless Ib the Associated March 15.-- neports of serious disturbances in ere nuWished In Swedish news- papers The Tidnlgcn of- Sundsvall V'.Lilishcil the Etatcinent lhat the rail- road bridge over the-, Neva Ihc war. Possession of a large crop In the hands of the producer in Can- ada without rcasonaltla .prospect of olccr day tor fulure de transportation to market has to taken into .icconnl. r. v S1 BANK CLEAI1INGS Haak clearings for.Ihe week ending today here, show an In- crease over Ihc same period ot last year of 54 per cent. The amounts are thla week OTit same wceli last year SGI. Increase Relieves There Is Danger Thiit She Might Swing .to Allies London. March Amalerdam dispatch In Rculcrs says that Hutch, papers give prominence .to an article Count Von Ilcvcntlow, on the posl Ho'n ol Sweden, which Is rcprint rv al cents per pound, while jiimy Montana elins are Being con, raclcd for at -IJ cer.ts. Monlan.i sheepmen ere cxperienc- heavy losses on account of the LET THE PEOPLE KNOW. The Hague, Mar. Helm, llavarian peasanl party leader, lishcd an article In German clc-manfl- lug Ihc truth of the fond crisis he told tho people. AUSTRIAN CABINET Qnisls NEAR Amsterdam, -.Mar. Austrian linn of SWGllCll, wnun Ib from the lierlinTaBcsZeitung. Count cabinet crisis is imminent- dcrnln iruiu IJt..... ------i Von lloventlow contends that Great Britain is trying lo influence artairs of neutral countries hy increasing Ihc number of her consuls, and concludes: "A decision cannot be delayed. Ger- many docs not await with plalonic In- terest the development of tho future or Sweden toward the dc- rnands of the enlcnlc, hut regards It wilh a watchful eye. The future alll- tlidc of Sweden Is of Iho highest di- rect importance In regard to Ihc war. LONDON WITHOUT GAS london, Mar. Alhcns correspondent, cahles that the city's supply of gas ceased loday owing lo exhaustion of the coal stock. may "become premier. DLLUIHIWIlftLILUjn mdon. March ncrnir.il I J y revolutionists. The Nyheter of Ilaparanda, prints .iii interview with a Swedish business man who arrived in Pelrograd Satur- day from .Moscow. .This man is quotec! there had been open revolt luy of I'rnssiiins, Alarmed, Are Already I'l-omising People More Representative Govl. Lomlon, Jtarch re orpmizalion of.the Rcrman empire UJ Ihe people in the conduct of perial affairs, was predicted by Chan ccllor Von Detlimann-IIollwcE. speech before Ihe Prussian diet, ac pnrdlng to a Berlin dispatch' to Rcu lers by way of Amsterdam. Tho chan onencd hla Address, by protca ,ng agaiu'st- the crltii-isiri Icvcllci] a. the Ileichstac Uy'lhc upper house of the diet. Admittinc Ibat every par- liament in Germany-Is entitled to dis- cuss Imperial policies, lie rcilcrnlcil previous assurances "'Ihal Ihe war must lead lo poll'.ical re-organization, and Ihc government would, after the close of hostilities, propose a reform of the Prussian franchise. "After the said Iho chan- cellor, "we shall be confronted with glganlic tasks.-! They will be so Ei- eanlic that the entire people will have -civo tter.1. A ?tronff for- vit., nolicy will be necessary, for we shall DC surrounded by enemies whom shall not meet wilh loml words, but wilh Internal slrcngth ot a nnlion. can only pursue such if the patriotism wliich'during the war lias developed to such marvellous realily, is maintained, and strcnElh- led." v- The chancellor went on to declare ilopncd. (ny Philip War Correspondent's Hcadnuarlcrs n France WeilnesJay, Mar. London. Mar. i5.-The.enemy-is holding out in .and llucduoy. thotish 1 deuce i there is not Frr-n. what ,1, saw today, watching our. he Lardraent oi the line to vine i he ro- trealed, If seems compelled lo leave In a hurry as. he loft. Impart the o.rc nu ;a all jjosUdLnillic. wilh -Bclgiuni. of casements and guns. It Trail broken' Himlrcds of rinea Into matchwooil and Huns up the kits of'lho men from the deep dugouts, lillerinE enrth with their pouches, and.hclmels.. and of-clothing: one patch of tlcficld. ,It is .all. like that., by A, I went'over the.hattlelieids to- day it. became visible, -to me lhat the euemy has Biiltered che most torments 111 the ground from which he is now repealing. All north-of Courcelctto up hv; Miiatirnont an4 Pj-s. nnd Loupart, HUB wild chaos_a so uolunied hy shell lire dial, onei Kcrgo rises at (he sight of such ob- scene mangling of our mother earth, which Is strewn with bodies of tlcaJ German soldiers. They lie. grey.'.wet umns of death, ovcr a .Ereat stretch of Ground, mam- of Ilium halt burm! iv Iheir comrades or by high cxploi- vcs, anil moit of them'still above soil, wilh eycsoekcls to the skF- 1 III Iho ravine lo.which Ihe Itegina. trench leads, between Pys and Mirauinont, and not any morbid vision an alisintlic-inaddcnert dream o yherc I stood jround-on Iho great b'a'l-.', UCUCKI. ,u LH.aH.liko elsewhere Ihe dead-are not- so IMckly. clusiered. For- miles it Is all pitlcd-wHh.ten foot intermingling; and leavlnB scarcely a 'yard. of earth ,.-J It is1 one great obscenity all time- the legend'of. war's 'glory ana lhat the inalnlaincucc of patriotism could only be achieved hy granting the people in general cnual co-npcra lion in Ihc administration of tho era to tho "who 'does not romance. The secret ot the. German -retreat Is here -on this ground. .To save solves from another shambles they falling back to lines.'whero they lone lo be safer From our massed ar-j. illery, but.as'I saw it gun- ire Is following them closely and fore-: ig them back- at a harder pace, "and [illing them as they go. Tho horror y. f war is still close at their heels, jr nd will never end till the war.ends, hough It may be a long time, V i or an aisnio-i hell could bo more fearful jhan wha I Blared at standing there with.; Ill rain healing on me. battle- field and the roar of.guns on ever side and the long rushing whistles o heavy shells in flight .over Loiipar catastrophe, the like of which Ihc world has .hover seen. llnl 'he The place was a shambles o German troops.. They had hiid.ma chine'giiu here'.and deep dufjoul under ccver of the .earl he can work al the same Dnt our guns hadT.iound.ll.ieni emperor has ordered the compulsory deportation from Bclgiuni rtiaconiln- ued for the i-.rcscnl. according 'to a Itcrlin dispatch lo Hculcrs by way of AinstK-dam. The emperor also has directed Ihc governor general of Belgium lo rcpatriute immedialnly all Belgians wrongly sent to Germany as iniemtiloyed. This action was token following a petition received hy the emperor from representing. a prominent narllc-s. Uclgians METODJW Charges of Re Phone Construction Answered i lions for no fewer than 4600 miles ol our sreaicst possible man power, tho truth o! which must lie admitted, The water was N'ew York, Mar. of Iho nncstion whellier a nation-wide strike of railroad employees will be called on Saturday will not be reached uat'il late today at the earliest. Four chiefs of Ihc railroad broth- erhoods during an hour's joint confer- cnco at ncoi' loday presented to the national conference committee of rail- road their ultimatum, itwns nnderslood. for immediate granting or (he hour day and pro rala pa) tor overtime with n slriko as an al uiu 11 mil ui niin-n or red bluoil wilti the color I I have freely spoken today thoughts S0mc ot our on the internal policies of our people ainong [hcm( bul out of the for the future." SM luO were Ocr- Eolilicrs. This gunliro of ours and it is concentrated on a place like this it is deliberate In smashing it. Here it had Hung.up machine gun emplacements and made rubbish heaps today as yesterday, eaves nolhlng alive or' whole, CUTTING OUT TITLES London! Mar. l.orJs loday passed the second reading of- a bill Crossfield -Rancher Gets Valu-; able Largest Hereford Herd _ (Special to Herald) Fxlinonton. Mar. the animal arrives, Cal- gary, Alherta, will-have the'highest. :f iriccd hull ever brought Into western Canada recently. H is_a two year oldy Hereford, purchased by Frank Colli- cult ot the Crossfield Stock Farm, near the. southern city, and will be uscti for improving Ihe breed in this part of Iho Dominion. The animal, which cosl was bought In Missouri, and the news ot- his acquisition hy Mr. CoHicutl was made public in the legislature yester- day afternoon by Hon. Duncan shall, minister of agriculture, who' said the occasion was an opportune otic for paying, a well deserved compli- phono conslruclion occupied Iho at-1 3000 had beoa built since and cue llieir .1 tenllon of the legislalurc yesterday i ]1OW there was about Just the quan- aflcrnoon duringjho consideratJon of o X WHY CANTEENS IN CANADIAN CAMPS7 Mar. 15. In the' house of (ommons last night- Kir Stephen Collins, saying he understood lhat Ihe Canadian v nilMfii dcpnrlmcnl pcrmitJcd v nn wet canteen in the military training camps in Canada, ask- -0 crt who was responsible (or Ihcir InlroductionNin Canadian camps In Knjlanrl. The under- secretary replied that he nas having nn enquiry made and would liavc- to with Canada. he estimates. Thc-housc Kts Ii committee ol the whole all Iho slllins and when the adjournment hour came Good progress had been made. The liscussinn In regard to the lelcphone system arose through tho revived :hargo of Ihc opposilion that nn or- dinary use. an hand 'rcauireil for or- Ceo. lloadlcy. Okotoks, complained aflernoon. ______________ MORMON CHURCH WOMAN DEAD Salt I-ikr; City, Utah, March Mrs. Ilhoda byn.an, ono ol the lore- -----j--------- Mrc. IlhOCln Ijyniiin, Uliu ui iiiv lhal there lulil been no conslrucliort lnj wor._Ci.s the Mormon church hU constitulcncy. He said that. Iho rcrcniost of three wives of Ihc late poles had liccn placed In hla riding president of the and then taken away. Hon. Charles died loday, of pneumonia. passe e secon reang o enemy princes of British n-ent o the titles. Ottawa. Slar. Al the village uf St Ainoiir, about eight miles from YanMcck Tuesday afternoon, Sir-warl staled he had a similar ox- icsslvo of poles had been pur-1 noricncc jn his own constituency. The clmscd In IPU because it-was election samc tiling had occurred in the Cam- year. It was also charged that con- straclioa did not lake place In con- stituencies because they had returned Conservatives. .__. In reply lion. Chos. Stewart, and lion. C. It- Mitchell directed alien- tlotl lo Ihc considerable sums of mon- expended in connection with the telephone system In Calwry acd Me- Shc was 7C years old. dlcinc Hat an.l askc.-l was. thsl 'communicate -I-liIenco of retaliation. Il was also point- ed lhat llic cxlenslvo prOfiram would." planned liy the department was 111 icnsciiucnce of the rcceipl of yell- rose constituency. Therefore, II could not he contended there was any dis- crimination agaliiEl tbc constituency of Okoloks. Mr. Hoadley said that what he ,_s wanlcd was a square understanding; M would any one bo iusllficd in .saying M lhal Okotokg would get more tele- phone cooslrucllon If It were reprc- MARKETS Spol WMat........ Local Track Whtal Hay Wheat Local Track Oals Oats lay Flax anc Lewis Ubal, aged and well-to-do farm- er, attacked his, wife' with a spade, nnicliug such serious, injuries lhat she died yesterday. The only dc- ails available of the attack were slv- en by Mrs. Uh.il in an ante -mortem statenionl. She said she had gone oulsidc Ihc liack door lo get some snow to melt for washing purposes. Alter filling the bucket she put down the spade which she had been usinj, and her hnsbanrt, who standing NEW tNGLANDERS ANXIOUS lloslon. Mar. New England Slates lonigbt signed a resolution 1n support of 1'rcsidciil Wilson and urged defense measures! i> GERARD AT HOME v scnte.l by another man? Mr. Stcnarl: ''I don't think (CONTIXUED OX 6) .-WKATHEU beside her, picked II up and struct her several limes across the face, head and nccV. anil 'ett her lying in-the may snow- Uhal Is under arrest al Van- klcok Hill. Washington, Mar. mer Ambasearior Gerard arriv- cd here today and was met al the railway station by Secrc- v cst herd of Hercfords in Canada, If. not on Ihe continent- The bull. he. In- formed the house, had beaten the hull, that obtained the grand championship' at Chicago. On the aamc occasldn'Mr. Collicull had given for a cow wilh call: at fool, and. for a two year old icifci At the present llmc'he had six hundred In his herd, slid the min- 350 breeding females.- lie (nought It was oniy rishl lhat the: compliment of having thc'malter mcu-: (ioncd in Ihe house should bo cilenJ- cd lo tbc livestock man who, starling, as a herder, was now the owner of a; hull lhal had reached tho high ii.Tl.l- 41 .'c mnilr.c 23 6 Forecast: Fair, no change In tem- perature, High Low COTTON EXPORT PROHIBITED linden, Mar. export ot DUIL Him Hilll of over "1 think it is comlr.fi to said Ihc minialcr, and Ceo. Hoadley, of Okotplcs, in cndoraipE Ilial expression of opinion fur- Iher endorsed by Ihc approbation of cotton from Ihe United Kingdom has beer, woMbltcn. I tary Tumully and olhcr otnc- cials. Any p'ana Mr. Gerard may have had for makins a statement were changed when the slate department arranged .J; for him to say he make -I-'lhn house, impressed Ihe fact hat the no detailed slatemciit until ho v hull was being brought Inlo the prov- conferrcd wilh the department. for breeding Iransaclion. ;